interpreter


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interpreter

[intur′prətər]
Etymology: Fr, interpreter, to translate
a computer program that remains in the source and translates or executes higher-level language.

interpreter

(in-ter'pret-er)
One who provides an oral translation for people who do not speak the same language, or a machine that performs the same function.

Patient care

The Joint Commission recommends that access to competent, culturally sensitive interpreters be a standard of care for everyone seeking health care.

Synonym: translator (2)
References in classic literature ?
This speech was translated two or three times by Nez Perce and creole interpreters.
The Dutchman maintains it to have been that of a Frenchman; but we find it stated that 'not understanding French this witness was examined through an interpreter.
M'Kay returned on board, the interpreter related what had passed, and begged him to prevail upon the captain to make sail, as from his knowledge of the temper and pride of the people of the place, he was sure they would resent the indignity offered to one of their chiefs.
He earns his living partly as interpreter in the law courts and partly by acting as guide to any wealthy Orientals who may visit the Northumberland Avenue hotels.
Tarzan of the Apes needed no interpreter to translate the story of those distant shots.
During all these discussions Pfuel and his interpreter, Wolzogen
When I say anything, the interpreter can tell you what I mean; and when you say anything the interpreter can tell me what you mean.
To my question, put through the Sagoth interpreter, I received the reply that having spared my life they con-sidered that Tu-al-sa's debt of gratitude was canceled.
This man acted as interpreter, and almost from the first question that M'ganwazam put to her, Jane felt an intuitive conviction that the savage was attempting to draw information from her for some ulterior motive.
A sergeant came for me along with the interpreter, and I managed to obtain his permission to let Victory accompany me--I had never left her alone with the prisoners since we had been captured.
These are matters of which we are ignorant ourselves, and as founders of a city we should be unwise in trusting them to any interpreter but our ancestral deity.
She went up to them, entered into conversation with them, and served as interpreter for the woman, who could not speak any foreign language.